AARP Kansas Outreach Director Andrea Bozarth presented an oversized check to Wichita City Council Member Becky Tuttle as the City of Wichita was selected as a recipient of an AARP Community Challenge Grant for 2019. The presentation was made at Wichita City Hall on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The AARP Community Challenge grant program awarded nearly $1.6 million to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,700 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its third year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 4, is designed to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:
An AARP Kansas survey of Wichita area residents regarding the livability of their city revealed that nearly all of them (99 percent) believe that well-maintained hospitals and healthcare facilities are extremely or very important for their community. Safe streets and sidewalks, affordable transportation and neighborhood parks also ranked high for a majority of those surveyed.
AARP has announced the launch of ‘ Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Kansans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level.
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